Great Reads for Back to School

As children return to school, we know you may be looking for some great, grade-level reading. We've put together book lists to help you find the perfect reads for your child. 

For younger grades, it is important to find a "just right fit" book. How can you do that? Try the five-finger rule! Pick a book, and have your child read a page. If they struggle with more than five words on the page, that book may be too hard. If they easily read every word, then the book may be too easy. A "just right fit" book should have 2 or 3 new or challenging words per page.

 
Kindergarten Back to School Reads

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It is essential to read aloud with children in kindergarten. Children in kindergarten may also begin reading easy readers, picture books, or non-fiction books independently.



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1st Grade Back to School Reads

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Children in first grade may be reading easy readers, beginning chapter books, picture books, and non-fiction. 



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2nd Grade Back to School Reads

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Children in second grade may be reading easy readers, beginning chapter books, picture books, and nonfiction.



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3rd Grade Back to School Reads

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4th Grade Back to School Reads

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5th Grade Back to School Reads

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Do your kids have books to recommend? Share their favorites in the comments!

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